Nutty Rice Krispie Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + cooling


about 2 dozen

Updated: Nov. 04, 2023
My mom and I used to prepare these Rice Krispie cookies for Christmas every year. Making them with just the microwave means they're super easy and fun to mix with the kids. —Savanna Chapdelaine, Orlando, Florida
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  • 1 package (10 to 12 ounces) white baking chips
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup Rice Krispies
  • 1 cup salted peanuts


  1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, melt baking chips; stir until smooth. Stir in peanut butter until blended. Add marshmallows, Rice Krispies and peanuts. Drop mixture by heaping tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Cool completely. Store in an airtight container.
Rice Krispie Cookies Tips

What else can you put in Rice Krispie cookies?

This is one of the best cookie recipes when it comes to customizing your ingredients. Don’t like peanuts? Swap in other nuts, such as walnuts, pistachios or cashews. You can even use candies instead, like M&M’s. Not a fan of white chocolate? Substitute regular chocolate chips instead. Get creative!

What other kinds of cereal can you use instead of Rice Krispies?

Using breakfast cereal as an ingredient in recipes can give you lots of unique flavors and textures. If you don’t have Rice Krispies, try using cornflakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, or any kind of Chex cereal.

How long will Rice Krispie cookies last for?

Once you have Rice Krispie cookies in an airtight container, you can keep them at room temperature for about a week, or longer if your kitchen is on the cool side.

James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Culinary Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 127 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 49mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.